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    What type of graphics card do i need?

    Hi, Can ya help? I bought A HP Compaq dc7900 small form factor pc, and want to add a hdmi graphics card. im little out of date when it comes to motherboard connections. The last thing i upgraded was usb card which was pci. Now there are a few versions of . Anyone know which will fit in this p.c.

    h10010.www1.hp.com/wwp…ev/

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    Original Poster

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    the back plates look very short, so do i need a low profile card. Also anyone know where i can get a cheap one, dont need it for gaming.

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    1 low-profile PCI, 2 low-profile PCI Express x16, 1 low-profile PCI Express x1
    from hp site.

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    low profile pci express, check your psu, you can probably only run an ati 4550, the only modern low power card with hdmi i know of

    ebuyer.com/pro…559

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    jubbyme;8730647

    low profile pci express, check your psu, you can probably only run an ati … low profile pci express, check your psu, you can probably only run an ati 4550, the only modern low power card with hdmi i know ofhttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/161559



    cheers, so graphics cards depend on psus? What does x16 or x1 mean?

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    DE4L3R;8730695

    cheers, so graphics cards depend on psus? What does x16 or x1 mean?



    the pcix16 is for video cards, pc1 is for other accessory cards, the x16 is high performance for the video cards need to access the system more

    yes, many cards use lots of psu power, and on most pre built systems, they dont have much psu power to spare, and even less on compact systems

    for the few quid, the 4550 is much better!, not sure if the 4350 has things like hd decoding and such
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